Fraud Investigations: Investigating Scams, Schemes and Deceptive Actions

Fraud Investigations: Investigating Scams, Schemes and Deceptive Actions

In criminal law, fraud is the crime or offense of deliberately deceiving another in order to damage them – usually, to obtain property or services from him or her unjustly.  Fraud can be committed through many methods, including mail, wire, phone, and the internet fraud.  Fraud, in addition to being a criminal act, is also a type of civil law violation known as a tort. A tort is a civil wrong for which the law provides a remedy.

A civil fraud typically involves the act of making a false representation of a fact susceptible of actual knowledge which is relied upon by another person, to that person’s detriment.

Following are websites that provide information on various types of business fraud, computer fraud, internet fraud.  Many of the websites provide tips and suggestions for preventing and protecting yourself from fraud and allow you to file a formal complaint.

List of Fraud Investigation Resources

Learn more about other Frauds, Scams and Schemes.

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